Need we say more? Oh, go on then...


    Heggs is a wild and unkempt 136-acre farm-turned-renaturing project located between the villages of Reeth and Langthwaite at the northern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Stretching from the wooded banks of the Arkle Beck up to the dizzying limestone heights of Fremington Edge, it's a wonderfully varied and off-the-beaten-path spot, where peace and quiet are your only company for miles.


    Our site is open to adventure-seeking small groups on a limited basis from May to October each year. And in line with our low-impact ethos, every booking is for exclusive use of our magical landscape.


    Heaven for some, hell for others (what do you mean no wifi?!) Read on to see whether the Heggs back-to-basics experience is for you, then get in touch to save your place...


    With a life-long ambition to restore habitat and increase biodiversity across the site, we're offering a unique space for adventure-seeking friends, families and groups, to reconnect with mother nature authentically; in true, leave-no-trace style.

    Off-grid camping with fire pits in Reeth, Yorkshire Dales National Park


    Unleash your inner Bear Grylls

    If you're looking for Egyptian cotton and unlimited WiFi, search on. Heggs is a nearly-wild, off-grid camping experience that Mr. Grylls himself would approve of. Savour the delights of simple living. Master your firepit cookery skills. And brush up on your nature IDs.

    Off-the-beaten-path camping site in Reeth, Yorkshire Dales National Park


    Escape the madding crowd.

    Spanning the northern tip of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Arkengarthdale is one of the region's most beautiful yet undiscovered areas. With exclusive use of the site, you can pitch up where you like - following just a few nature-friendly guidelines - and enjoy a truly away-from-it-all experience.

    Off-grid camping accessed by foot or mountain bike in Reeth, Yorkshire Dales National Park


    Part of the adventure is getting here

    Our walk/cycle-in location isn't for everyone. But for intrepid explorers, it's the first taste of the adventure yet to come. Bridleways and footpaths connect Heggs to the villages of both Reeth and Langthwaite, with free bag transfer available from either.

    Rewilding Project in Reeth, Yorkshire Dales National Park


    Every stay plants trees. Literally.

    All profits from camping support our collaborative nature restoration works as part of the Heggs-Castle Cluster. Proceeds from the 2023 season have gone towards natural flood management and maintenance of our new 30 ha woodland.



    Whether you want to be a stone's-throw away from the compost loo and cow byre HQ, basking on the banks of the Arkle, or hidden away on a hillside, our 136-acre site offers plenty of memorable places to pitch up.


    And with exclusive use of Heggs for you and your group, there'll be no other campers in sight...


    A collaborative approach to nature restoration and rewilding across a combined 200-acre site

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    About Heggs-Castle

    Heggs joined forces with two neighbouring landowners in 2019 to form the Heggs-Castle Cluster - a collaborative approach to nature restoration across a combined 200-acre site. Our aim is to maximise biodiversity by restoring natural processes; thereby building more resilient ecosystems.


    To date, we have planted more than 33,000 trees and hedging plants, undertaken an extensive program of natural flood management works - including the creation of scrapes and leaky dams - and continue to work with and learn alongside multiple local partners and not-for-profit groups in the pursuit of our ambitions.


    We're grateful for ongoing support, funding and advice from the following organisations: Tees-Swale: Naturally Collected, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Woodland Trust: Growing Back Greener, Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust, Sustainable Swaledale, Yorkshire Rewilding Network.


    Our passionate, hard-working volunteers are also invaluable in helping us to make a real difference on the ground.


    Find out more and get in touch at www.heggscastlecluster.org